[gtld-tech] [tmch-tech] RPM Requirement of Supporting Claims Service for Release or Allocation of Reserved Domain Names

Seth Goldman sethamin at google.com
Mon May 19 14:00:41 UTC 2014

We are planning to offer an eternal claims service on all our TLDs. It's
better for trademark holders, plus it's operationally simpler.


On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 7:53 AM, Gould, James <JGould at verisign.com> wrote:

>  According to section 2.4.3 of the Rights Protection Mechanism (RPM)
> Requirements, it states:
>  If Registry Operator reserves a domain name from registration in
> accordance with Section 2.6 of the Agreement and Specification 5 of the
> Agreement and thereafter (i) releases for Allocation or registration such
> reserved domain name at any time prior to the start date of the Claims
> Period, such domain name MUST be treated like any other domain name for any
> applicable Sunrise Period, Limited Registration Period, Launch Program or
> Claims Period, or (ii) *releases for Allocation or registration such
> reserved domain name at any time following the start date of the Claims
> Period, such domain name MUST be subject to the Claims Services (as defined
> in Section 3) for a period of ninety (90) calendar days following the date
> Registry Operator releases such domain name for registration as long as the
> Trademark Clearinghouse (or any ICANN-designated successor thereto) remains
> in operation. *
>    For registries that plan on releasing domain names after the Claims
> Period, such as to support the release of premium domain names or 2
> character domain names, they will have to support the Claims Services well
> past the Claims Period (potentially years).  This represents a costly
> burden to the registries having to indefinitely download the DNL list,
> support the claims check, validating the domain creates against the DNL
> list for a subset of domain names, and support the TMCH LORDN interface.
>  This also represents a costly burden to registrars or discourages
> registrar participation in supporting the release of reserved domain names.
>  The registrars would need to know to use the claims check, use the CNIS
> for presenting the claims notice, and passing the claims acknowledgement
> indefinitely.
>  Since this is a complex issue impacting registries and registrars, what
> approaches are being considered?  Do the registries and registrars have any
> issues with supporting the Claims Service indefinitely?
>  Please respond with your thoughts and concerns.
>  Thanks,
>   --
> JG
> James Gould
> Principal Software Engineer
> jgould at verisign.com
> 703-948-3271 (Office)
> 12061 Bluemont Way
> Reston, VA 20190
> VerisignInc.com
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